Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:40 AM
How sad eh?
Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:58 PM
I've been waiting with my comment to give others the possibility to act.
It's a bloody shame. Do you know of any nationality these "visitors have"? I can't imagine they're Cretan s.
I remember a line spoken by "The Major" (Stephan Greiff) in "Who Pays The Ferry Man when he looked at the mess a burglar had caused in the house where Alexandros lived.
"It are not only friendly holiday makers that embark on the quays and tarmacs of Crete..." and that was in 1977.
I'm afraid its not only the Russian Mafiosi which are attracted to Crete but also their former satellites.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:15 PM
Village people i met take pride in not taking securuty measures except for the most important one. This being community spirit where people look after each other in a non-obtrusive way.
Looking forward to putting down home from home roots when we move in sept.2009, Mike, Katka, Robbie and Danny from Olomouc, Czechlands.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:34 PM
Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:05 PM
Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:22 PM
I have very big confidence in the community sorting this out though. In some strange way it seems that unwanted foreigners get an offer they can't refuse to leave the place. I'm not getting into details - but it seems to work out just fine!
My door is still unlocked... but I have two dogs to tell me if anybody is testing it!
Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:35 PM
I don't know if anyone remembers me but I used to post as "Chile" back in 2006/07. I was stationed at Souda Bay during that time. Man, what is it about this place that stays on your mind once you experience it. I was not your typical servicemen that came here and hung in American alley for entertainment. I totally embraced this island, it's beauty, innocence, and tradition. I have time and again tried to explain to folks across my path what a jewel this place is. Of particular note was the fact of how safe it was to live here. I mean everyplace has it's problems but per-capita, I believe Crete to be the most safe place I have ever lived. Once in Herronisis (spelling? sorry), a brand new Ipod (an expensive one), my wallet, and some change fell out of my pocket on a tram (okay..I had a few). As I was walking about 1/2 of a mile away, a man came running up to me to return these items he found on the tram. WOW! I tried to pay him a reward but he wouldn't hear of it. You just don't see this anymore. My mind is contiually allured to this lovely place on our great planet.
I have vowed to visit Crete again one day. Preferably to live.
Good to see names I still remember here , Dinny, Tinks, and of course Yannis.